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    Looking for standard notation for this tune in G if anyone's has it. It's available on Tabledit in tab but need it in notation...

    Thanks!

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    Hmmmmm, it’s not on thesession.org

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    Melody and harmony are in "the big book of bluegrass".

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    Not in the fiddlers fakebook - sorry!

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    it is in Book of the Dawg - Dawg Grass available from acoustic oasis
    "Mean Old Timer, He's got grey hair, Mean Old Timer he just don't care
    Got no compassion, thinks its a sin
    All he does is sit around an play the Mandolin"

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    I'm not sure what the question is; you can switch from tab to notation in Tabledit by pressing the M(mode) in the bottom right corner of the Tabledit screen. I think it defaults to tab, one click on M shows notation, two clicks shows notation and tab.

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    Thanks! Iíll give that a whirl and see if it works. Iím technology challenged (uninterested) by choice.


    Quote Originally Posted by bennyb View Post
    I'm not sure what the question is; you can switch from tab to notation in Tabledit by pressing the M(mode) in the bottom right corner of the Tabledit screen. I think it defaults to tab, one click on M shows notation, two clicks shows notation and tab.

    benny

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Roberts View Post
    Thanks! Iíll give that a whirl and see if it works. Iím technology challenged (uninterested) by choice.
    Yes, TablEdit is perfectly capable of displaying the standard notation as well as the tab, for the "tab challenged" -- who, evidently, are also "uninterested by choice."

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    Norman Blake says he is about as high tech as a Franklin stove. I can relate.

    For a paper copy Homespun has Cedar Hill and some cool early Dawg music on "Dawg Mandolin" The Mandolin of David Grisman
    circa 1983. I wore out one of those bookelts,called Homespun and they sent me another one for free.

    Love trying to play Cedar Hill. You need a quick-strike rattlesnake pinky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V70416 View Post
    Norman Blake says he is about as high tech as a Franklin stove. I can relate.

    For a paper copy Homespun has Cedar Hill and some cool early Dawg music on "Dawg Mandolin" The Mandolin of David Grisman
    circa 1983. I wore out one of those bookelts,called Homespun and they sent me another one for free.

    Love trying to play Cedar Hill. You need a quick-strike rattlesnake pinky.
    How ironic. The Franklin stove, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1741, was, without a doubt, a scientific wonder in its day. It was carefully researched by Franklin. His stove had a special hollow baffle at the back designed to transfer additional heat into the room, and it used something called an "inverted siphon" -- a way to get the flue to direct more hot fire fumes over the baffle area. In short, it was exceedingly HIGH TECH for its time, and variations of the Franklin design are still in use today. Franklin chose not to patent his design, because he wanted more people to be able to take advantage of it. One result of that were improvements by a guy named Rittenhouse. The Franklin stove could both act as a cooking stove and a room heater.

    Norman Blake may not have realized how high tech a Franklin stove truly is!

    P.S. Funny, but the main part "Cedar Hill" can easily be played without using the pinky at all. In fact, the pinky is only needed for the (long) ending, which modulates to a different key. However, there's a tab out there, due to Mike Stangland, that mistakenly uses a pinky on the 7th fret, when the adjacent open string can more easily be played instead -- and I also think that's what Grisman himself does!
    Last edited by sblock; Oct-07-2019 at 2:41pm.

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    Thanks for the interest in this, my first, tune! Too set the record straight, here's the "official" chart including tab, which illustrates the fact that I use my pinky on the 7th fret in bars 3 & 4 and 13 & 14, thus avoiding the open strings in those passages. Happy picking!

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    Wow, thanks Dawg!

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    I was about to say that I learned it from a Dawg tab that definitely used the 7th fret pinky....but he beat me to it!
    Thank you David!
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    Thanks, Dawg! Now, if only I could get the pinky on my tiny hands to stretch up to the 8th fret, for E.M.D!

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    Anyone have the harmony in either standard notation or tab?

    Thanks.

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    Thanks, Alan. Lovely harmony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Roberts View Post
    Thanks, Alan. Lovely harmony.
    Indeed, so very lovely.

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    FWIW Cedar Hill [with harmonies] can be found in this Homespun book along with more great Dawg tunes and treats...

    https://www.homespun.com/shop/produc...ches-mandolin/
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